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Saint Mary’s discusses College identity forum

Kelly Meehan | Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Saint Mary’s Board of Governance met Monday night to discuss upcoming events, including the College identity forum. Members said the forum will take place Nov. 4. “This forum’s purpose is unifying, not polarizing our campus,” Woman’s Issues Commissioner Katie Kelly said. Kelly also invited all BOG members to write down a question they would like to have addressed at the forum. During fall break student trustee Sarah Brown said she met with the Board of Trustees to discuss several campus issues. She decided to initiate an Energy Conservation Task Force to help defray the high costs the campus must pay in energy bills. At the retreat BOG attended in September, each member wrote down a goal for her board. Chief of staff Susan McIlduff encouraged commissioners to meet with her in the upcoming weeks to discuss their goals for the year.Kelly reported on her trip to the women’s centers at Saint Kate’s College and Saint Ben’s College to learn about possible ideas for the Saint Mary’s women’s center to be in the new student center. “It is really important for us to acknowledge how we will be effective in serving our women at a Catholic women’s college,” Kelly said. Junior class president Danielle Lerner reported the class formal would be held Nov. 20 in the O’Laughlin Auditorium with the theme of “Viva Las Vegas.” The class has also initiated “Project Warmth” on the Saint Mary’s campus, and Lerner said the residence hall bins were overflowing with coat donations.Emerson Drive will be performing tonight in O’Laughlin auditorium at 7 p.m. There are still tickets available and are $5 for Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross College students and $10 for the general public. Members also discussed the upcoming College Democrats and Republicans mock debate on Nov. 1.